Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT)

The British fifty pence (50p) coin - often pronounced fifty pee - is a unit of currency equalling one half of a Pound Sterling. It is a seven-sided coin formed as an equilateral-curve heptagon, or Reuleaux polygon - a curve of constant width, meaning that the diameter is constant across any bisection. This shape, which was revolutionary at the time of its introduction, makes it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allows it to roll in vending machines.

The first UK Fifty Pence coin was issued in 1969 with the classic Britannia reverse design by Christopher Ironside, which was superseded in 2008 by the Matthew Dent design for circulation coins.The denomination is also extensively used to issue circulating commemorative coins.

Beginning in 2009, the Royal Mint started issuing 50 pence coins for collectors - such as this one - which are not meant to be released in circulation, so are classified as Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT).

The original Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts coin was issued in 2006 as a circulating commemorative to mark the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross - depicting the "Heroic Acts" of those awarded with it.

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. All who have received it have shown extraordinary bravery, many at the cost of their own lives. The original idea for the Victoria Cross was proposed by the Duke of Newcastle in 1854 and the Royal Warrant for the creation of the medal was signed by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace on 29 January 1856. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross The Royal Mint struck two fifty pence coins (another coin celebrates the Victoria Cross Award itself).

This coin is part of the 50 years of the 50p - Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set - Military, a 5-coin set featuring 50 pence designs on a military theme to commemorate 50 years of the denomination.

No 2019-dated coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) - obverse photo

Crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait"). Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2019.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) - reverse photo

Depiction of a soldier carrying a wounded comrade with an outline of a Victoria Cross surrounded by a sunburst effect in the background. Around below, the value and denomination FIFTY PENCE.

The designer's initials CD (for Clive Duncan) are in exergue, to the left of the soldier's boot.

Reverse Inscription FIFTY PENCE
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
See also

The coins in the sets are:

1. Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day - like Spink H6
2. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Award 2019 - like Spink H15
3. Fifty Pence Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts 2019 - like Spink H16
4. Fifty Pence Battle of Britain 2019 - Spink H31
5. Fifty Pence Battle of Hastings 2019 - Spink H32

Issued in Set
Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p - British Military Set, mintage unknown
5 coins: 50p D-Day, 50p Victoria Cross - Award, 50p Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts, 50p Battle of Britain, 50p Battle of Hastings
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 3,500
In Set Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p - 2019 UK 50p Proof Coin Set - British Military, mintage 3,500
5 coins: 50p D-Day, 50p Victoria Cross - Award, 50p Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts, 50p Battle of Britain, 50p Battle of Hastings
Variety Silver Proof FDC United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 1,969
Material0.925 Silver
In Set Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p - 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Set - British Military, mintage 1,969
5 coins: 50p D-Day, 50p Victoria Cross - Award, 50p Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts, 50p Battle of Britain, 50p Battle of Hastings
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Double the thickness and weight of the silver proof version.

In Set Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p - British Military Set - 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 1,220
5 coins: 50p D-Day, 50p Victoria Cross - Award, 50p Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts, 50p Battle of Britain, 50p Battle of Hastings
Variety Gold Proof FDC United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 75
Material0.917 Gold
Details

15.50 g of 22 carat gold.

In Set Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p - 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin Set - British Military, mintage 75
5 coins: 50p D-Day, 50p Victoria Cross - Award, 50p Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts, 50p Battle of Britain, 50p Battle of Hastings
All (48) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 2009 - London 2012 - Athletics 19,751 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 New Pence (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EEC (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Single Market (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 D-Day (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 EU (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 NHS (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Public Libraries Act (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Suffragettes (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Roger Bannister (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Dictionary (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2009 Scouting (NCLT) 1,039 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Fifty Pence 2010 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 1 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Athletics (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Boxing (Gold) 18 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Canoeing (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Cycling (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Equestrian (Gold) 22 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Rowing (Gold) 26 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Sailing (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Shooting (Gold) 17 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Taekwondo (Gold) 15 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Tennis (Gold) 25 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2012 - London 2012 - Triathlon (Gold) 22 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Fifty Pence 2018 The Snowman (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Stephen Hawking (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 New Pence (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Roger Bannister (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Scouting (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Kew Gardens (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Girl Guiding (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 D-Day (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Award (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Britain (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Battle of Hastings (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Peter Rabbit (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Gruffalo and Mouse (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 The Snowman (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Wallace and Gromit (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Team GB unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Megalosaurus unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Iguanodon unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Hylaeosaurus unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Peter Rabbit unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
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Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerClive Duncan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)27.3000
Thickness (mm)1.7800
Mass (g)8
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-AMBZ-EYJD
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Fifty Pence 2019 Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts (NCLT): Photos
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2019 UK 50p Gold Proof - Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Gold Proof.
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2019 UK 50p Silver Proof - Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
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2019 UK 50p Silver Proof - Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
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Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p Silver Proof Piedfort
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver proof piedfort.
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Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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Victoria Cross Heroic Acts 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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